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Comment by Andrey Solovyev, Global Head of DCM at VTB Capital, for Bloomberg

25 April 2017
Bloomberg

Russian Eurobond Issuance to Exceed 2016 Volumes, VTB Capital

Issuance volumes by companies this year will be “noticeably higher” than in 2016, Andrey Solovyev, global head of DCM at VTB Capital, says by phone.

  • NOTE: Russian issuers raised more than $10b in international bond sales YTD, compared to $11.5b last year, Bloomberg data
  • “We will see some issues in May, June and even July, most borrowers are afraid to head towards autumn when rates will be less predictable,” Solovyev says
  • NOTE: PRICED: Rusal $500m 6Y at 5.3%
  • Rusal sold 69% of notes to investors in Russia, 10% was allocated to Switzerland, 10% to continental Europe, 9% to U.K., 2% to Asia: Solovyev

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